I've been searching for a good muffin recipe for ages. I'm really quite picky about my muffins, and I typically prefer savory over sweet. I was on the hunt for something I wouldn't feel guilty about eating, and I came up with these last night.
When they popped out of that hot oven, I knew I had a winner.
When I took my first bite, I knew I had a new favourite muffin recipe.
I took some of them to bootcamp this morning, and they were a huge hit with the gals (and the kids). Remember, you can modify as you see fit:
Guilt Free Sweet Potato Muffins
(Yields 10 muffins )
2 cups of wholegrain rolled oats
2 free range eggs
1 cup of sweet potato mash/puree
3/4 of a cup of plain greek yogurt
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of salt
Chocolate chips :: optional!!
Preheat the oven to 165 C
Boil or steam one LARGE sweet potato until tender and cooked through. Mash with a fork or blend, measuring out 1 cup (set aside).
Blend the oats in a food processor until nearly smooth
Than add all the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth
If you are adding chocolate chips, add them to the batter after it's been blended.... folding them in with a wooden spoon
Spoon the batter in a muffin liner or baking sheet. If you use a baking sheet without liners, make sure the pan is greased.
Bake at 165 C for 13 mins
If you do have leftovers, you can enjoy them cold for a quick breakfast or easy snack.
Our daughter turned one yesterday!
It was such a fun day full of laughs, swinging on the swings, and some bloody good food. We're pretty low fuss parents, so my husband and I decided against a party she wouldn't remember and got her a cute pair of shoes as her present. Pretty sure she had an amazing day and that's what matters most.
Disclaimer: To each their own when it comes to feeding your kids! It can be a topic of contention among parents, there is no doubt about it. This is just what we decided to do on our daughter's special day.
I knew my daughter was never going to have a proper cake on her first birthday. She hasn't had refined sugar, eats like a little legend and loves her fruit. Why introduce her to highly addictive sugar and risk the good thing we have going on?
I decided to make her one from scratch. It took me minutes to make and cost me 12$.
Place the watermelon in the fridge an hour or so before you need to make the cake
Slice the end off and continue to slice 1/2 inch to 1inch thick pieces. If you want a perfect shape, use a cookie cutter (like the image above). I decided to go free hand, cutting the largest square at the bottom and then each layer got smaller and smaller.
Stack the slices on top of each other and secure with toothpick, or a long candle. I got a long candle because I thought it was a bit safer.
Add the blueberries and then sprinkle with chia (they're kinda like the "sprinkles")
Serve chilled, and have fun watching the mess be made!
For the Love of Food
I think eating well is a form of self-respect, and that's evident in my recipes.